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The Skytop II is a model designed for men although the look is so stylish many women buy the sneakers as well. The sizes available range from 4 to 14. Women who wish to purchase this model may do so by going down one size and a half from their standard measurement.
The Supra Skytop II silhouette has been a staple in many celebrities’ and athletes’ closets for years. Wear your sneakers casually like Mario Balotelli by pairing them with cargo pants and a long-sleeved V-neck hooded shirt. Go a bit more upscale by wearing your sneakers with regular fit pants, a V-neck shirt, and a blazer.
The Skytop II has the flash of a casual sneaker with all the performance quality you’d expect from a skate shoe. The vulcanized design gives excellent board feel, the neoprene toe caps and molded heels provide additional protection for the feet, and the high-profile cut enhances the shoes’ ankle support. Taking the skate silhouette to further new heights, the Skytop II is one model every skating and sneaker fan should enjoy.
The Supra Skytop II comes from the beloved classic, the Skytop, which is also one of the most popular models in the Supra catalog. The model was first seen in 2007, but in 2008, after an endorsement from Jay-Z, these kicks reached top status. Chad Muska’s name on the shoe—the Skytop is Chad’s signature shoe—didn’t hurt either and skateboarders rushed to cop a pair or two.
The Skytop was the product of three people’s vision. Founder Angel Cabada’s, designer Josh Brubaker’s, and Chad Muska’s. These three wanted a functional skate shoe with a fashion twist, and the Skytop was this and more. The kicks also took some inspiration from retro bball shoes from the 90s, but the uppers were entirely designed for skateboarding.
During the year 2009, the high-top style was being pushed aggressively by high-end fashion brands and the Skytop was mainly responsible for this trend. The brand released a follow-up, the Skytop II, two years after the first one—in November 2009. This time around, the silhouette featured a higher cut, two pull holes, SupraFoam midsoles, and suede and leather uppers. The pairs were limited to only 600 which quickly sold out.
- The Skytop II features heel loop tabs for easy on and off, high memory PU insoles to enhance comfort, elastic tongue straps, and embossed suede uppers.